#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Vampire army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.
Plot: A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the king’s enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.
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No idea why the rating for this flick is hovering just above 50″%. As far as prequels go this one is brilliant. The first movie left a lot of gaps in the story, where did Lucian come from, what started the war, how did he get to be the lover of the King’s daughter in the first place. While there is a lot of epic battles with the gore that goes with, this movie is easily the best movie in the franchise, which is minor heresy on my part since Kate Beckinsale is the quintessential vampire in my book. Rhona Mitra throws down hard as the rebellious daughter of the King, and her haughtiness and disdain are completely believable to the point we think that Lucian’s love for her is unrequited. I can’t go into it any more without spoiling the movie but if Evolution let you down a bit, Rise of the Lycans will restore you faith in the franchise.
I should have crushed you under my heel the day you were born.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is the prequel to the previous two Underworld films. It tells the story about what led to the werewolf/vampire feud, with bloody energetic results.
In core essence this is Braveheart/Spartacus, only in CGI laden horror/action form. Michael Sheen buffs up into Karl Urban, who as Lucian (bad ass Lycan) leads his species to a bloody revolt, and Kate Beckinsale has made way narratively for Rhona Mitra, who sexes things up. The action is pulse raising and the Gothic designs and atmospherics are first rate, while the battle royale finale is fit to crown any genre film of its type.
Problems are evident, though. The constant flow of CGI blood becomes irritating after a while, and Bill Nighy (in spite of being a franchise regular) is still looking miscast! But it has proved to be a series with hairy legs and fangs that refuses to die, a popcorn munchers dream. So enjoy the spectacle and the screenplay homages, and I’ll have a bag of tortilla chips and a choc ice please. 6.5/10
I Am Spartacus!
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans : In this prequel we get little of Romeo and Juliet and a dash of Spartacus. The vampires have bred themselves a race of Lycan slaves to guard them during the daylight hours, but when Lucian, the favored pet of Viktor the ruling vampire, falls in love with his daughter things go bad rather quickly. The CGI werewolves are leaps and bounds better than their previous incarnations in this series and the only CGI complaint I have is to the occasionally bad CGI blood spray. Rhona Mitra makes for a hot vampire, and Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen return to chew up some nice scenery. After watching the big battle one is forced to ask the question that pops up after watching any of the Underworlds movies, “How did the Lycans lose the war?” Seriously, the vampires in these films are as fragile as a 1978 Ford Pinto.
Best prequel I’ve seen and worthy successor
I came back about an hour ago from the 3:45 showing here in Toronto. I’ve seen the first two movies, and I have to say I’m glad they brought back Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy; the second film just wasn’t quite the same without those two. Lucian is the character you love to sympathize for and Viktor is the character you love to hate.
I’m so very glad the story was more focused on Lucian as it’s a nice change from Selene and Michael being in the spotlight (not to mention Michael Sheen’s arguably superior acting ability). As for Rhona Mitra, I won’t say she was better than Kate Beckinsale but I can’t say she was any less of an asset. Not only did she look great, but she executed her lines superbly. I will however say that I find Sonja’s character much more interesting than Selene’s. The chemistry between Lucian and Sonja was much better than that of the chemistry between Michael and Selene.
The story was much more intriguing, emotional and tragic than that of either of the previous two expeditions (this being of course subjective), as many who recall the flashbacks presented within will agree. It was also faithful to the material, and it’s good that they didn’t compromise for the sake of “improving” the story.
Overall, I can’t think of another prequel that brought such raw emotion to the table, and regardless of the fact that Len Wiseman was not directing this one (though he was at the helm in other ways), you wouldn’t know by watching it as it did a good job maintaining the same feel as the first two. The score also added to a lot of the emotion.
In regards to the possibility of a 4th movie: if they choose to continue on from this prequel as I think they should, they should bring in Amelia as she is one of the few characters that has yet to be explored fully.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Director Patrick Tatopoulos
Writer Danny McBride (screenplay), Dirk Blackman (screenplay), Howard McCain (screenplay), Len Wiseman (story), Robert Orr (story), Danny McBride (story), Kevin Grevioux (characters), Len Wiseman (characters), Danny McBride (characters)
Actors Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh
Country USA, New Zealand
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Lakeshore International, Screen Gems
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses, Red One Camera (some shots)
Film Length 2,443 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,564 m (Spain)
Negative Format Redcode RAW, Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), Redcode RAW (4K) (source format) (some shots)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema